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Bid on a Children’s Playhouse for Charity

Posted on March 5, 2021

Starting April 24 at 11:00 a.m.! Nine playhouses in total will be auctioned off to the highest bidders. You can view the playhouses in person at Nebraska Furniture Mart between April 24 and May 2. Bidding closes at 6:00 p...

Housing Begins 2021 with Solid Numbers but Concerns Grow (January 2021)

Posted on March 3, 2021

Single-family housing permits maintained a solid pace as the new year began, according to the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City’s (KCHBA) monthly Residential Building Permit Statistics report.  With 406 sing...

Record-High Lumber Prices Add $24K to the Price of a New Home

Posted on March 2, 2021

Lumber prices have skyrocketed more than 180% since last spring, and this price spike has caused the price of an average new single-family home to increase by $24,386 since April 17, 2020, according to NAHB standard estimates...

Builder Hall of Fame Award: Gary Kerns

Posted on March 2, 2021

Builder Hall of Fame Award KCHBA established the George W. Byers Award in 1972. This award paid tribute to builders providing distinguished service to the homebuilding industry. In 1993, this honor evolved to become the Bu...

What Builders Should Know About Appraisals and Lumber Prices

Posted on March 1, 2021

Lumber prices continue to rise, with pricing as of mid-February reaching new record highs. Other materials, such as gypsum and ready-mix concrete, are also experiencing price volatility. In addition, components such as interi...

KC Business Journal Article Highlights Industry Demand, Supply Costs

Posted on March 1, 2021

"Increasing land costs and supply shortages are hampering Kansas City homebuilders' ability to get homes on the market, even as they face unparalleled demand," a Feb. 7 article by the Kansas City Business Journal states. The ...

Friendly Reminder to Secure Jobsites

Posted on February 23, 2021

Copper prices are seeing the highest prices in almost a decade, according to MarketWatch. Unfortunately, the KCHBA itself was a victim of copper theft earlier this month. The building's exterior air conditioning units were co...

2022 Artisan Home Tour – Early Entry Deadline June 1

Posted on February 22, 2021

Artisan Home Tour returns June 2022 Sponsored by Ferguson, the Artisan Home Tour returns June 3-5, 10-12 and 17-19, 2022 What Makes a home an Artisan Home? Custom home builders know the answer does not lie with min...

2021 Events: Stay Up to Date

Posted on February 22, 2021

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2020 Builder Hall of Fame Award: Gary Kerns

Posted on February 18, 2021

Builder Hall of Fame Award   KCHBA established the George W. Byers Award in 1972. This award paid tribute to builders providing distinguished service to the homebuilding industry. In 1993, this honor evolved ...